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An empty shop front - Image by Dan Thompson

19th August 2016 by Myfanwy

Gavin Chait hates walking past empty shops. We’re talking about shops where the only person inside is a bored cashier, waiting for customers. Gavin sees it as a sign that the business should never have been set up in that location, and, more importantly, as something that’s completely avoidable. With his company Whythawk, he’s on…

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World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR2016)


Our Head of Research, Rebecca, will be presenting her paper 'ICT and citizen efficacy: The role of civic technology in facilitating government accountability and citizen…